Craigslist's modest Sunset District apartment headquarters to Twitter's stylish new digs, startups are getting creative with their work spaces. Below are a few options to consider in choosing your space.One of the fantastic things about being an entrepreneur is that you can define your own working conditions. From
Virtual: As covered in an earlier post, ReadWriteWeb runs a totally virtual office. Using a combination of Basecamp, Google Docs and Skype, the team manages to coordinate articles and interviews from more than five locations across the globe.
Traveling Space: We recently came across iStopOver - a service that allows you to rent space for your team while on the go. If you're together at a conference, or you'd just like a change of pace, this service allows you to rent furnished office space on a daily basis.
Co-working: Rather than having your staff work in isolation, you can rent them desk space at one or a number of distributed co-working facilities. Sites like San Francisco's Citizen Space and The Hat Factory allow nomadic tech workers to share ideas and solutions in a friendly environment. Many co-working spaces offer a daily drop in rate as well as the option for monthly membership. To find a space in your community, check out the co-working map on the Co-working community blog.
Lease and Rent: Sites like LoopNet and Rofo specialize in finding commercial space. A number of sites will allow you to take on space for a short-term lease with the idea that you may need to scale up your team in a short period of time.
If you've got a unique work environment, let us know in the comments below.